#BreakingTheIce Parker McCollum

Parker McCollum isn’t just a pretty face, he’ll blow you away with killer vocals- trust me. The Texas native prides himself on making real music. McCollum recently released his new album titled Probably Wrong in which eight of the ten tracks he co-wrote. In true Texan style, the album is totally dirt road inspired.

If you haven’t heard of Parker McCollum, you’re missing something special.

Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?

“Right now I’m in the sprinter waiting on the rest of the band to arrive so we can hit the road. I am wearing a Staunch Traditional Outfitters hat, Ray Bans, green shirt, jeans, and Nikes.” 

What’s your official title and favorite thing about what you do?

“Our official title is Parker McCollum, my name. We have just always gone by that. My favorite thing about what I do is getting to meet face to face with the fans.” 

What are 3 things you CANNOT live without?

“Three things I cannot live without are my guitars,  friends, and family.” 

What’s the first concert you’ve ever attended?

“The first concert I ever attended was Shake Russel and Davin James at Puffabelly’s in Spring, TX.” 

How long have you been playing music?

“I started playing music when I was 12 years old so about 13 years now.” 

Do you have a favorite restaurant or hang out spot in music city?

“My favorite spot to eat in Nashville is Hattie B’s in midtown. I usually hang around Losers Bar since it’s right next to the place I stay.”

If you could duet with any female artist, who would you pick and why?

“If I could duet with any female artist it would be Taylor Swift. I might have a crush on her.” 

Who is your favorite country singer from the 90s?

“My favorite country singer from the 90’s is Tim McGraw.” 

Besides music, do you have any other talents or hobbies?

“My only hobby outside of music is deer hunting. Any chance I get, I sneak off to the ranch in Crockett, TX and sit in my deer stand.” 

Beer or whiskey?

“I’m not sure if I prefer whiskey or beer. I guess the reason for drinking will determine that every time.” 

What’s one gift you will never forget?

“One gift I will never forget was my Dyson ball vacuum cleaner that I got last Christmas. Hoping for the Motionless fan or the air purifier this year.” 

What current event has your eyes and ears? What are you doing about it?

“The most recent event to catch my attention was Hurricane Harvey. I am from the Houston area and a lot of my friends were heavily affected by the storm. I went down there for a few days and helped rescue efforts along the flooded streets of Houston.” 

How do you think songwriters play a vital role in music today?

“Songwriters are the heartbeat of all music. No matter the genre, the one putting the pen to paper holds the key.” 

What’s one superpower you wish you had?

“To be able to do anything I want to do at any time no matter what…. probably not available.” 

You’re making your favorite sandwich… what’s on it?

“If I’m making a sandwich it’s got chunky peanut butter and apple butter, on white bread, with the crust removed.” 

Name one artist of any genre besides country that you are a fan of and tell us why?

“I am a huge John Mayer fan. He is more contemporary, soft rock, blues pop, whatever you would like to call it, it’s not country. And I love it. Every bit of it.” 

What makes you laugh out loud?

“My friends make me laugh more than anyone. And my older brother and uncle Chris. Absolutely hilarious people in my life.” 

Fill in the blank: It’s not a party until…

“It’s not a party until girls start climbing on stage… then it’s a party.” 

Fill in the blank: Country music inspires me because …

“Country music inspires me because I try so often to feel like a kid again by lighting candles that smell like Christmas or putting on an old TV show or whatever it may be. But nothing takes me back and makes me feel more at home than country music. Real country music.”

Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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